Love camping in the Adirondacks? Share your passion for the great outdoors next summer by volunteering for the DEC Campground Ambassador Program and you’ll enjoy two weeks of free camping in exchange.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced its third annual Campground Ambassador Program, part of the Adventure NY initiative, which encourages New Yorkers to explore the outdoors.
In 2019, the Campground Ambassador Program offered visitors to nine campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills more than 300 educational and exciting programs and activities.
For the 2020 camping season, there will be six more campgrounds and day use areas added to the roster, with five of them located in the Adirondack Park:
- Ausable Point Campground and Day Use Area
- Golden Beach Campground and Day Use Area
- Luzerne Campground and Day Use Area
- Meacham Lake Campground and Day Use Area
- Northampton Beach Campground and Day Use Area
These campgrounds and day use areas will be in addition the six Adirondack locations previously included in the program:
- Cranberry Lake Campground and Day Use Area
- Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area
- Lewey Lake Campground and Day Use Area
- Moffitt Beach Campground and Day Use Area
- Nicks Lake Campground and Day Use Area
- Rogers Rock Campground and Day Use Area
Interested in becoming a Campground Ambassador? You’ll help out the DEC campground staff as they welcome and assist other campers.
Ambassadors will volunteer for two consecutive weeks between July 1 and Labor Day. In exchange, you’ll be granted the use of a campsite for those two weeks, free of charge.
Prospective Campground Ambassadors can apply online now through January 1 to be considered for the 2020 camping season.